Search offers a weekly ‘Buy and Bite’ service to older people in the west of Newcastle. The door-to-door minibus picks people up from their home and takes them to a local Morrisons. We offer support throughout the visit with shopping and getting around. Afterwards you can sit down for tea and coffee as well as lunch and friendship in a reserved area of the supermarket café. Finally we make the homeward journey and help is available to take groceries into the house.

This service is offered weekly in the Inner West of Newcastle and fortnightly in the Outer West. Joyce, who is one of our Wednesday regulars, said having this support and friendship has made a big difference to her life, “It is the highlight of my week, I get to meet my beautiful friends”. To put your name down for Buy and Bite ring 0191 2737443.